COMPOSITION & FILM SCORING BACHELOR

The Composition Degree was born from an attentive fusion between traditional studies – such as counterpoint, harmony, orchestration – and an attentive look on the contemporaneous professional issues, in order to provide each student with all the necessary tools and skills to achieve his/her own music ideas with the most suited techniques. Each subject will be targeted to applied music: music for films, commercials, short movies, documentaries.
The student will also have the chance to develop his/her own composition knowledge with the support of music ensembles and with a deep look to the solutions offered by virtual instruments. The study of the different subjects (Harmony, Counterpoint, Orchestration and Basic Techniques of Orchestra Leading, Hard Disk Recording, Virtual Instruments, etc.) will enhance the student to widen his/her own specific knowledge. The student will develop a whole professional preparation gradually, attaining the most complete realization of his/her composition ideas.
An important yearly meeting, and strong point of the composition degree is the one with the strings orchestra, with soloists (woodwinds) and percussionists who will perform the scores written by all the students, allowing a real perception of all that was written. A large impact didactic experience.

STUDY-PLAN

 1st YEARH.ECTS2nd YEARH.ECTS3nd YEARH.ECTS
HARMONYHarmony theories
and techniques 1
304Harmony theories and techniques 2304
Score reading 1326Score reading 2326Score reading 3324
COMPOSITIONComposition 16012Composition 24012Composition 34012
Counterpoint techniques 1309Counterpoint techniques 2304Counterpoint techniques 3306
Composition for music applied to images 1308Composition for music applied to images 2308Orchestration and Arrangement308
Orchestration 1305Orchestration 2304
HISTORY and ANALYSIS Music history and historiography 1302Music history and historiography 2202History of music forms and repertories303
Music aesthetics305History of music applied to images 1303History of music applied to images 2302
Music theatre history202Literature and texts for music204
MUSIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYMusic technology 1202Music technology 2202Music technology 3363
ORGAN PRACTICEOrgan practice and gregorian chant 1304
CHOIRChoir 1302Choir 2302
ENGLISH / ITALIANEnglish / Italian202English / Italian202
ELECTIVE STUDIES Electives6 Electives6 Electives6
FINAL ASSESSMENTFinal thesis6
total hours1st YEAR302602nd YEAR332603rd YEAR30860

COMPOSITION & FILM SCORINGADMISSION TEST

1st day: 8 hours length exam to achieve:

  • Harmonization of a given bass, with imitated progressions for 4 voices
  • Flowery Counterpoint for 4 voices on given tune
  • Orchestra instrumentation (Beethoven ensemble) of 16 measures, taken from a piano tune chosen by the Evaluation Board

2nd day: 8 hours length exam to achieve:

  • Exposition of 16 measures of a piano tune on a given melody, complete with accompaniment
  • Creation with Virtual Instruments and mix of 20 measures taken from a score.
3rd day: Interview and discussion with the Evaluation Board of the tests sit in the previous days, score reading test and submission of works previously composed by the candidate.

 

HOW TO APPLY – DATES AND DEADLINES

The INTAKES (admissions tests) for International Students are held every year in
FEBRUARY (1st INTAKE)
JUNE (2nd INTAKE)

The precise dates will be communicated once the interested students apply for the Courses and, in the case of the Pop and Jazz Course, pass the pre-selection phase.

The APPLICATION PERIOD
for the 1st Intake runs from December 1st to January 30th every year.
for the 2nd Intake runs from December 1st to April 30th every year.

Therefore the Deadline to send the Application Form and the pre-selection video is either January 30th or April 30th, according to the selected intake. Late applications will be singularly considered, at the Direction’s discretion, on the basis of possible available places and/or renounces.

For further details on the Admission Procedure and to fill in the Admission Web-form, please visit the dedicated web-page:
http://saintlouiscollege.eu/international-students

No payment is needed during the Admission phase.

info: international@slmc.it